PV Sindhu recommended for Padma Bhushan by Sports Ministry

PV Sindhu recommended for Padma Bhushan by Sports Ministry

The 22-year-old is in line to become the third shuttler and the youngest after Saina Nehwal (2015) and Pullela Gopichand (2014) to get the prestigious award.

A two-time bronze medallist at World Championship, Sindhu has been simply unstoppable ever since becoming the first Indian to win a silver at Rio Games previous year.

She also finished with a silver medal at BWF World Championships last month.

The Sports Ministry of India has nominated badminton maestro PV Sindhu for India's third-highest civilian honour that is the Padma Bhushan.

The Padma awards will be announced on the eve of the Republic Day (January 26, 2018).

Sindhu, who was also a silver medallist at the World Badminton Championships in Glasgow last month, recently beat Japan's Nozomi Okuhara to become the first Indian shuttler to clinch the Korea Open Super Series title. Saina is an Indian professional badminton player, she was the former world no. 1 has won over twenty-one worldwide titles including ten Superseries titles. And now, PV Sindhu is recommended for the prestigious Padma Bhushan award.

In an interview to PTI, a sports ministry official confirmed the news and said "Yes, we have recommended Sindhu for Padma Bhushan". Since PV Sindhu is giving an outstanding performance in the badminton tournaments, Sports Ministry recommends her name for the award.

Sindhu has reaped the rewards of her hard work on the field as she is among the most celebrated sportpersons in the country.